Learning to recognize the signs…

Since July, I have basically stopped blogging. I didn’t feel that I had anything to say, and I figured that a very telling sign that it was time to give it up was the fact that I had to think hard about what to write about, and if you have to dig deep and think about the subject of your blog posts, then the fun kind of goes right out of the window, and the whole venture becomes kinda pointless. My “decision,” if you can call it that (“deciding” not to blog didn’t require very much thought), was made easier by the fact that I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointing hundreds of daily readers who make reading my blog part of their daily schedule, so I slipped away quietly, and my absence by and large went relatively unnoticed – unless there are some lurkers on the site who have laid low.

So why is she back now, I hear you ask. Well, the answer is FACEBOOK. I have become addicted to something I swore from the outset that I would never let myself get suckered into. Facebook, as a social networking tool, is fine and dandy, and reconnecting with old pals is definitely a nice thing, although the point could be argued that there is a reason why people lose touch with each other, and if someone is important to you, you pick up the phone. Well, that’s an argument for another day. In fact, I talked about this very subject a while back… 

Anyway, Facebook has a feature that enables you to update your status, so your friends can view your status. “Sorelle is weighing up the benefits of eating dairy over meat for lunch today.” “Sorelle is reminiscing about days gone by…” The feature presents a grammatical challenge since the beginning of the sentence always begins with “is…” Lately, I have found my statuses getting longer and longer. Just today, for example, I wrote: “Sorelle is wishing she could boycott all kids’ clothes made in Israel, that in truth should be marketed as disposable clothing. Grrr.” The big telltale sign that it was time for me to resume blogging was when the status update feature restricted the amount of words that I used for the updates, and then it became clear that what I really wanted to do was…. WRITE.

So here I am. Have a good one, wherever you are. 

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jacob

13 years ago

For the record:

I usually check my blog-roll once a week, and I have noticed that you haven’t blogged much lately.

Facebook IS very addictive, in a sense its like a micro-blog.

Anyway, thank you for the comments on my blog and I hope you will continue to visit.

todah

Jacob

Sorelle

13 years ago

Hi Jacob,

Yeah, it’s been a while, but as soon as I finish this one insane deadline coming up, I do intend to blog again – because, as I wrote in this post – there’s just some things you can’t express on Facebook, which is why I plan on returning to the land of blogging!

By the way, I have really been enjoying your blog – and especially liked and identify with your recent post on finding the right shul, and the importance of belonging.

Shmuel

13 years ago

actually, i miss your blog too

Sorelle

13 years ago

i’m back.